Real Madrid “desperately searching” for new manager and want Jose Mourinho – report

by Harry Robinson

Jose Mourinho is considered to be one of Real Madrid’s primary targets to replace Julen Lopetegui as manager.

Club president Florentino Perez is becoming increasingly frustrated by the search for Lopetegui’s replacement with many managers looking upon the job at the Santiago Bernabeu as a poisoned chalice.

The Independent reports that Real Madrid are “desperately searching” for a new manager and want to tie things up as quickly as possible.

Santiago Solari, a former player, has taken over temporarily but the club do not want him to be in charge for longer than two weeks.

Manchester United manager Mourinho is seeing as a ‘top name’ in consideration alongside Belgium boss Roberto Martinez.

The Portuguese coach has insisted that he wants to stay at Old Trafford until at least the end of his contract and so does not want to return to Real Madrid.

Miguel Delaney also claims in The Independent that things have “calmed” down with Mourinho’s situation at United, having previously look set to be sacked imminently.

Real Madrid reportedly accept that taking Mourinho away from United in mid-season could be impossible.

Mourinho returning to Los Blancos looks certain not to happen.

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